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7 1/4 inch gauge Climax - stock code 7171

We sold this one back in August of last year, it's recently come back in part exchange for one of our "Feldbahns" for the owner's garden railway. It's in pretty much the same condition now as when we last had it in - words and pictures below are from last year.

A 7 1/4 inch gauge Climax 0-4-4-0 to Kozo Hiraoka's excellent design, doubled up from the original 3 1/2 inch gauge engine. Rare in any size, we had a 3 1/2 inch gauge one back in 2010 and have had his Heisler design as well - all have run like the proverbial sewing machines.

Bought for a railway that never happened, this locomotive was never used by its last owner - lacking a railway on which to run, it remained simply a handsome thing to look at in the workshop.

Silver soldered boiler, 100psi working pressure, fitted with fusible plug, feed by twin injectors with a hand pump in the bunker. Cast iron cylinders with slide valves actuated by Walschaert's gear with pole reverser, twin mechanical lubricators. Drive is by gearbox and shafts to bogies, all eight wheels are driven.

A well made engine in good condition, it runs nicely - there's a clip here of it in the workshop earlier in the week.

Length 56 inches

gauge 7 1/4 inch
injector(s) 2
boiler number N38-100-87
CE mark n/a - non-commercial
working pressure/psi 100
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
fusible plug yes
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type pop
hand pump 1
whistle yes